Among multitude of audio Spanish language programs, there are only 2 that stand proud. One is Pimsleur Spanish and another is Michel Thomas Spanish audio course.
Pimsleur Spanish was designed by Doctor. Paul Pimsleur almost 50 years ago. Dr. Pimsleur based the technique on mathematic research how folk acquire new language skills. His methods has several key elements: active involvement when student repeats after instructor; active recall when at smartly placed intervals student is encouraged to recall words or phrases learned in former lesson; and core vocabulary. The core idea is that one should learn only most needful words to be in a position to speak in new language. The course is divided in 30 minute lessons, merely a perfect time to keep a listeners attention. Even so some of the users comment that Pimsleurs Spanish has too academic method, yet Pimsleur Spanish still remains one of the most popular audio courses for learning Spanish up to this day.
Different from Pimsleurs, Michel Thomas, who was celebrity language teacher, developed his very own system. Lessons are based primarily on recordings of live class where Thomas teaches two other students. As you hear the program, you learn along these students in the same way if you would participate in live class. Michel Thomas programs are extremely preferred, especially his French language version. As a bit of warning, if you dont like idea about listening to other folks making incorrect answers, then this programme isn’t for you.
Listening to audio programs is superb way to learn, but all of them have the same problem. Audio lessons don’t teach Spanish writing, reading or detailed grammar. It’s the reason that explains why many of those who take Spanish audio courses, use other language learning tools also.
Many discovered that best answer to language learning is comprehensive Spanish language software. Ideally, such program would include audio lessons, grammar, writing and voice recognition features. One such program is named Tell Me More Spanish and is considered by many one of the most elaborate Spanish language programs on the market today.
Next, find out more about famous Pimsleur methodology at Pimsleur Spanish review . Also, read all advantages and drawbacks about the programme that someone called the Rolls Royce of language leaning: Tell Me More Spanish v10.